Defense Litigation Paralegal

Nadine Bocelli & Company, Inc. - New York Legal Staffing, Inc.
November 4, 2018
Job ID#
To 65K


National law firm seeks a defense litigation paralegal with 2-4 years experience for its downtown Manhattan law office.  The paralegal should have experience with case management to support the Mass Tort and Medical Life Science groups including general liability, medical malpractice, nursing home and assisted living liability, toxic exposures, lead paint, construction defect property damage litigation and product liability litigation. The paralegal will review medical and other records, manage and meet discovery deadlines, and manage and update case activity to assist attorneys with case monitoring and client reporting. This position requires a high level of motivation, flexibility, initiative and ability to follow through on numerous ongoing projects. The successful candidate must exhibit a positive attitude and a willingness to help.

Create and update case management spreadsheets to track medical records, discovery requests and responses and settled/discontinued actions
Prepare binders and exhibits for depositions, mediations, expert review, settlement conferences, arbitrations and trials
Monitor ECF's, and internal MA 3000 calendar to prepare and assist with all phases of discovery; communicate upcoming discovery deadlines and court appearances to attorneys
Prepare deposition digests and summaries
Using document management software, prepare document productions by analyzing, coding, redacting and bates stamping documents
Process authorizations and compile medical records, photographs, and other fact investigative material to be analyzed and/or produced; analyze medical records and draft chronologies
Utilize online ECF filing system on both state and federal court levels
Preparation and service of various legal documents, i.e. subpoenas, discovery requests motions, etc., and execute follow-up regarding service and filing of documents
Travel to court to file documents, attend hearings or assist at trial
Proofread and assemble motions and accompanying exhibits
Review, download, profile and distribute case notifications received electronically
Communicate with clients, vendors, expert witnesses, opposing counsel, local counsel and counsel for co-defendants as needed
Accurately record and maintain billable hours

Experience reviewing medical and technical records plus
2-4 years of defense litigation experience
Bachelor's degree required
Nursing, health care or science background helpful but not required.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications required
Experience utilizing SharePoint, e-discovery platforms and trial technology tools a plus
Must exhibit well-developed interpersonal and client relation skills
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills required
Excellent organizational and planning skills
Must exhibit initiative and problem solving skills
Strong attention to detail and accuracy
Must be able to effectively multi-task, meet deadlines and excel in a team atmosphere

Candidate MUST HAVE defense litigation experience, BA degree and salary is a max of $65k.  Excellent benefits!

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